Category B - Bowhunters
showing Excellence in the Field of Bowhunting
There just isn’t many brands in the hunting
industry that have reached the half-century mark, and fewer still are
under control of the original owner. Buck Stop qualifies on both counts.
Don Garbow launched Buck Stop Lure Company in the fall of 1953. His
first products, a concentrated apple scent for deer, was soon joined by
other hunting, trapping and dog training scents.
In 1971, Buck Stop started something of a revolution in the hunting
industry when it introduced the first commercially available doe estrus
scent. Mate-TriksŪ, the Original Doe-In-HeatŪ Scent, was joined by other
“sex scents” from Stanton, Michigan.
Buck Stop’s quality control, customer care and their strong promotions
have allowed them to keep going strong. While Mate-TriksŪ is still the
company’s number one seller, Buck Stop’s product line has grown to over
130 products over the past half-century.